Allana Resources Appoints Nejib Abba Biya Senior Vice President

Source: Marketwire via MSNBC

TORONTO, ONTARIO – Allana Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE: AAA) (“Allana” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce Mr. Nejib Abba Biya has joined the Company as Senior Vice President, Business Development. Mr. Abba Biya has been involved in the mining industry focused in Ethiopia and most recently held the position of Senior Vice President, Business Development for Avion Resources Corp. (“Avion”).

Mr. Abba Biya is a graduate of the University of Toronto and holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance. In addition to his recent work in the resource sector, Mr. Abba Biya founded and operated several technology companies in Canada. Mr. Abba Biya was born in Ethiopia and has over 20 years of management experience including senior positions with multinational companies. Mr. Abba Biya has been very involved in the African community in Canada and co-founded the Canadian African New Comers organization and was Chairman of the African Training and Employment Center, a non-profit organization that provided training to new Canadians.

In 2007, Mr. Abba Biya was instrumental in Avion’s acquisition of gold and base metal properties in Ethiopia. Through his work in Ethiopia in the business and resource sector, Mr. Abba Biya has developed strong support in the government for the mining industry and maintains strong relations with the federal government.

Related: Allana’s New VP Will Lead Potash Exploration Program in Ethiopia

Allana Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE: AAA) (“Allana”), is pleased to announce Dr. Peter MacLean has joined the Company as Senior Vice President, Exploration.

Dr. MacLean will lead Allana’s potash exploration program in Ethiopia. He has visited Allana’s Potash Project in Ethiopia in 2008 and most recently in January 2009.

The Ethiopia Potash Project is comprised of three mineral concessions in Ethiopia’s northeastern Danakil Depression totaling approximately 150 square kilometers. The project area is approximately 100 km from the Red Sea coast and the sea port of Mersa Fatma, Eritrea and 600 km via road from the deep water port of Djibouti. Allana’s concessions have an inferred resource estimate of 105,200,000 tonnes of potash mineralization (Sylvite and Kainite) with a composite grade of 20.8 % KCl (see News Release Sept. 17, 2008) that is open along strike and to depth. Potash deposits of the Danakil Depression are unique due to their shallow depth and may be amenable to open pit or solution mining. Read more.


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